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This morning, I took the number 300 from High Wycombe bus station to Stoke Mandeville hospital, as if for a 10 am outpatient’s appointment or a visit to an inpatient. Via the Arriva site:

Stoke Mandeville Hospital is now easily reached by two services making it easy to reach for meetings, work or appointments.

Well, Arriva put on a good bus, but the experience at Stoke Mandeville left a lot to be desired.

Add a bus journey in High Wycombe to catch the 300 and it would be at best a wearing and time-consuming experience. We thought the experience overall would be pretty awful for someone anxious or with mobility difficulties. The Arriva 300 should at least call at the Aylesbury Carousel bus stop outside the Outpatients’ Department. The cost was £5.40 return.

For more, please see the video:

We’re assured that the proposed changes to Bucks Healthcare won’t mean many additional bus journeys and I should hope not. Certainly, anyone who would have to travel by bus to Stoke Mandeville as a consquence of the proposals deserves an excellent explanation.

These are all things to pick up at the High Wycombe consultation meeting in the King’s Centre on Desborough Road from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday 28 February. I’m hoping for a substantial turnout so Wycombe’s voice can be heard loud and clear.


  1. Excellent article. Finally, a politician who undertakes his own research than take a report at mere face value. Excellent work Steve.

  2. Gary - Manchester

    Good work again Steve…….as a point of interest, my own hospital actually has 2 covered bus stops right outside both the main entrance to outpatients and also A&E. There are very frequent services in a number of directions, and services are very well used by all accounts…

  3. Lovely report Steve. How can we please stop the PCT (who merged only to pay off Stoke deficit) from spending anymore money on Stoke Mandeville and bring services back to Wycombe?